Humanist Canada (HC) is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization.
HC was originally founded as a humanist group in Montreal in 1968 and has since grown to be Canada's largest organization promoting humanism and secularism.
In 1996, the Registrar General bestowed Humanist Canada with the authority to train and certify officiants to solemnize marriages. As of 2018, Humanist Canada has over 50 licensed humanist officiants across Ontario.
Humanist Canada's Humanist of the Year award has been received by prominent Canadians such as writer/journalist June Callwood, founder of Casey House, the world's first hospice for people with HIV/AIDS. Another recipient is Christopher diCarlo, bioethics professor, author and critical-thinking advocate.
Humanist Canada is an associate member organization of the International Humanist and Ethical Union.
Prominent Canadian humanists include:
Alexander graham Bell (1847-1922): Scottish-Canadian scientist and inventor. Key Invention: the telephone
june callwood (1924-2007): Canadian journalist, writer, author and philanthropist. Founder of Casey House (canada's first hospital for people with hiv/aids), companion of the order of canada and 2007 canadian humanist award (humanist association of canada).
Dr. brock chisholm (1896-1971): canadian physician, first director of the world health organization (WHO).
SIR FRANCIS CRICK (1916-2004): SCIENTIST AND CO-DISCOVERER OF DNA. NOBEL PRIZE LAUREATE.
DR. HENRY MORGENTALER (1923-2013): POLIST-CANADIAN PHYSICIAN. REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ADVOCATE. COMPANION OF THE ORDER OF CANADA.
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